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Physiatry

  • By: Barry Pakes
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

The term physiatry, from the words physikos (physical) and iatreias (healing), is a medical specialty more commonly known as physical medicine and rehabilitation. The focus of physiatric practice is to restore individuals to a state of optimal physical, psychological, and social ...

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